Philadelphia: Historic Exteriors and Interiors (Postcard History Series)

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Philadelphia: Historic Exteriors and Interiors is a celebration of the city's architectural legacy. Vintage postcards document both the interiors and exteriors of some of Philadelphia's oldest and most well-known structures, including grandiose department stores, elegant restaurants, and the original terminal of the Philadelphia International Airport. From laborers toiling in their overheated factories to the elegance of a Center City ballroom or presidential suite, and from the whacky comic opera stage to the ...
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Overview

Philadelphia: Historic Exteriors and Interiors is a celebration of the city's architectural legacy. Vintage postcards document both the interiors and exteriors of some of Philadelphia's oldest and most well-known structures, including grandiose department stores, elegant restaurants, and the original terminal of the Philadelphia International Airport. From laborers toiling in their overheated factories to the elegance of a Center City ballroom or presidential suite, and from the whacky comic opera stage to the legitimate theater, the postcards featured in this volume allow readers to experience the nostalgia of Philadelphia in years past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738549101
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/29/2006
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gus Spector
Gus Spector is a member of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Atwater Kent Museum, and the American Philatelic Society and has been a prodigious collector of Philadelphia postcards for more than 35 years. His interests in Philadelphia lie in the 19th- and 20th-century history of its people and places. He is the author of Philadelphia: Historic Exteriors and Interiors, Center City Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Philadelphia's Famous Stores     9
Places to Eat and Sleep     17
A City of Schools     33
Before Medicare     61
Philadelphia and the Wars     77
Organizations-Official and Otherwise     85
An Industrious City     93
That's Entertainment     105
All Vehicles were Once New     117
Miscellany-Some Real-Photo Postcards     121
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